When Mercury stations retrograde, it is becuase Mercury has gotten too far away from the Sun – and from the Sun’s perspective, too far from the Earth. We literally need to “come back down to Earth”
Mercury just entered Pisces and will turn on its heel and retreat back into Aquarius…
Why are we so obsessed with the negative potentials of Mercury Retrograde? Because our cuture teaches us that we need to keep moving forward, all the time, always, at all costs. Yet, the planets Retrograde. They move backwards. And Mercury does it most often – 3x a year for 3 weeks at a time. And here we go, again…
Mercury is leaving Pisces because we’re not ready for the mental awareness of Pisces quite yet- first we need another dose of Aquarius, the human sign. Aquarius also rules electronic connections – like computers and social networking – Mercury-in-Aquarius shows us how to connect and communicate online. Computers can break down or get hacked, especially if we are broadcasting or connecting with negative vibrations that interrupt our frequency.
Pisces is the sign of the victim. It is also the sign of compassion, unconditional love, and the addict. There has been quite a lot of news about addiction and it’s lethal nature lately. Along with many ‘normal’ people, we have just lost a great actor to addiction.
What do we need to learn about addiction as Mercury station Retrograde. How is there so much addiction to so many substances and behaviors in our society?
Pisces is the sign of universal love. Mercury in Pisces can teach us to love through compassion. Rx, where are we most feeling compassion, we can block our compassion if we are not in our power, we can be manipulated. Yet, when we are compassionate, we empower ourselves to understand others, and we can see beyond any negative intentions and unhook from their manipulations.
In a society hasty to download judgment and shame, we create more victimization. And for those of us who think we do’t do that – this is a time to think again, this is Mercury Retrograde where Mercury – thinking – retraces its steps back into Aquarius, unity.
Instead of hating on those who attack and judge – on either side – this is an opportunity to find your human compassion, even for the most angry haters. They are under the weight of what feels like an endless stream of judgment and shame on them, and this is their reaction.
We live in a society that fears and shuns emotion. Most of us don’t have tools or information to help us understand and balance our emotions. And about 10% of us feel our emotions so strongly we seek substances to help us deal with them so we can function effectively.
As we heal ourselves, we can start to heal all of society through our shared intention.
Mercury Retrograde – in Pisces and Aquarius – is the PERFECT time to take responsibility for why we incarnated at this time of the SHIFT and make the decision to participate – Aquarius – to accept our power & awareness so we can heal and create a light, positive future. You don’t have to, but you can if you choose it. Love more. Love universally.
Chart for Mercury’s Retrograde station on February 6, 2014 (in NYC):
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